Saturday, July 19, 2014

Breaking: Dan Markel, Florida State Law Professor and founder of the PrawfsBlawg, has died from a gunshot wound...w/Upate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of a law professor who was shot and killed.

According to an email sent out by the school to students, Dan Markel was taken to the hospital after being shot Friday. He died from his injuries Saturday morning.

According to the Florida State University Law School website, Markel primarily taught criminal law. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2001.

Funeral arrangements will be made by his family in his hometown of Toronto. A memorial service is planned in Tallahassee for Sunday, July 20 at noon. It will be at Congregation Shomrei Torah at 4858 Kerry Forest Parkway. FSU says another memorial will be planned in the fall when more students and faculty are back in Tallahassee.

Police are still investigating the incident. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-606-5800.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

In Memoriam: Dan Markel (1972-2014)

I am very sorry to report the horrible news that Professor Markel, a well-known criminal law scholar and theorist at Florida State, has died, apparently murdered during an attempted robbery of his home in Tallahassee on Friday.  (The details are unclear at this point, I will post more as soon as I know more.)

Update 2:

Dan Markel, a well-known Florida State law professor and author, died after being shot Friday, according to friends and the FSU law school.

"I am deeply saddened to report that our colleague Dan Markel passed away early this morning," wrote Donald Weidner, dean of FSU law school, wrote this morning to faculty and staff. "As many of you are already aware, Dan was fatally injured in a shooting incident that took place yesterday and which is still under active investigation by local authorities."

Tallahassee Police responded to a shooting Friday in the Betton Hills neighborhood after a neighbor called police about 11 a.m. upon hearing a "loud bang" in the 2100 block of Trescott Drive, about a half mile north of Betton Road. Police showed up shortly after and found the person with a gunshot wound. That person wasrushed to a local hospital, said Officer David Northway, spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department.

Police have since not released any other details.  source

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